Rather than focusing on the near-impossible task of stopping terrorist financing, policy-makers should instead focus on using financial intelligence to stop terrorists.AML/CTF, Information, Intelligence, Terrorism
The assumption that the EU is hamstrung in its dealings with Moscow because German business is beholden to Russian companies is false. There is no special German–Russian business link.
President Putin’s rush to engage with Orthodox Christianity has more to do with politics than piety as he emphasises the differences between Russia and the rest of Europe.Global Security Issues, History
Aniseh Bassiri Tabrizi
Despite closer military and economic ties between Russia and Iran, Tehran remains wary of Moscow.
Only a detailed dissection of the failures in decision-making during the Libyan intervention will stop the same mistakes being made again.United Nations, NATO, International Institutions, UK Defence
As China flexes its muscles in the South China Sea, the EU is trying to balance supporting the rule of law with its need to maintain good relations with Beijing.Maritime Forces
The tiny Marshall Islands goes to the International Court of Justice to compel nuclear weapon states to commit to disarmament.Proliferation and Nuclear Policy